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Central student help produce suicide prevention video

Power Peers class members plan and act in "Alone"

Jacob Hamilton gazes at a card that says: “Need to talk to someone?” as he wakes up in the morning.

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County requests Highway 22 safety corridor

ODOT determining if the highway qualifies

The Polk County Board of Commissioners is awaiting word from the Oregon Department of Transportation on a request to re-establish a safety corridor on Highway 22.

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City to gauge support

City hires firm to research public safety building options

The city of Dallas has hired a consultant to help gauge support for solutions to improve its police and fire stations — including building a facility to house both departments.

Toastmasters Club begins Tuesday

Dallas resident Ed Dressel knows many people dread public speaking.

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Fair attendance, revenue increases

Attendance and revenue were up for the Polk County Fair in 2017, mostly the result of pleasant weather on the fair’s closing day, said Fair Manager Tina Andersen.

Monmouth council looks at city growth

A proposal to update a Polk County plan for procedures involving the use of deadly physical force by law enforcement officers was tabled at the Oct. 3 Monmouth City Council meeting.

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Friends to host bi-annual sale

What started in 2016 as a way to let volunteers spend Summerfest with their families has turned into a financial benefit for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

Marijuana taxes to be distributed

The first distributions of state marijuana tax revenues — nearly $85 million — will be distributed by Wednesday (Oct. 11).

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A voice for the children of Uganda

Imani Milele Children's Choir tours fire station before performance

Dallas Fire & EMS volunteer Sean Condon, dressed in full firefighter’s gear, dared the group of children surrounding him to poke him in the eye.

Monmouth looks at use-of-force policy

Updated wording to come back to council Oct. 17

Monmouth council tables some proposals, discusses city's growth.

Tryoneers bring year-round 4-H to Pedee

A new, year-round 4-H club has popped up in Pedee — the Tryoneers. The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.

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Council approves new license and fee

The Dallas City Council approved a new utility license and fee at Monday’s meeting.

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Airstreams to converge on Main Street

Roughly 20 Airstream trailers will line Main Street in downtown Independence this weekend, starting Friday and leaving Sunday.

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Special education

Dallas parent files complaint against district for failing to educate

A parent of a special education student attending in the Dallas School District has filed a due process complaint alleging the district has failed to provide her daughter with appropriate special education services during the last three school years.

Dallas council talks summer ’18

In October of last year, a taskforce began to meet bringing together businesses and organizations involved with activities revolving around the Great American Eclipse.

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